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Haiku Music Challenge 15

Welcome to the fifteenth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

I was very happy and honored to post another haiku by Alan Summers, author of the haiku we used for our 270th competition last month. Alan is an award-winning poet and President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. If you have 5 minutes, watch his TEDx Talk “Amazement of the ordinary — life through a haiku lens”. This haiku was selected for a street installation currently on display in Washington DC, created on the occasion of the 6th annual Golden Haiku Competition.

rain-soaked wind
the weather-worn notice
peels back more

Alan’s haiku inspired twenty compositions. Here are my favorites:

Track: Weather-worn
Artist: ikjoyce
Genre: electronic

I enjoyed ikjoyce’s minimalist approach to this reinterpretation: by combining just a couple of melodies he was able to create a track which flows as smoothly as a spring stream.

Track: Rain Streaks in Rain
Artist: Zero Meaning
Genre: ambient

Starting with a distant piano, Zero Meaning’s ambient composition gradually evolves into a more ominous piece, but the sound of birds reminds us that the storm will eventually pass.

Track: Wind
Artist: C H I L D
Genre: electronic

A more elaborate piece compared to the previous two, in Wind we find different ambient textures and field recordings blending with each other. The result is a fascinating and captivating ambient composition.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Kobayashi Issa’s haiku:

waking from summer sleep —
moon gazing
on the levee

The deadline to submit your track is 1 May. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. Dear esteemed poet,
    Greetings! What a great visual image depicted here.

    rain-soaked wind
    the weather-worn notice
    peels back more

    Rehearsing the note here

    with regards

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